A Virginia prosecutor and defense attorney debate whether the rules for pretrial discover need to change. Yesterday, Sandi Saunders weighed in:
I am with Ms. Caldwell-Bono. The system is not fair, open or easily navigable. Good lawyers like Ms. Caldwell-Bono, willing to fight long and hard are expensive and the system is weighted to the police and prosecution at every level IMO.
Certainly protections should be afforded witnesses who might face retribution, but that is quite often manufactured too.
People who have not been in this system, or seen it tear a family apart, really have no idea…until it is too late.
What do you think? Join the conversation.